Asia in the News: April 13, 2021

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Asia-Pacific stocks edge higher; Alibaba shares in Hong Kong surge for a second day

Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese tech giant Alibaba surged more than 3% in Tuesday early trade, adding to its more than 6% gains on Monday.CNBC1 hour ago

Asia shares cautious ahead of US data

Asian share markets are cautious after US indices weakened as investors anticipated the start of corporate earnings seasons and release of key inflation minutes ago

Asia shares cautious ahead of U.S. earnings and inflation data

Asia share markets were cautious on Tuesday after U.S. markets weakened as investors anticipated the start of corporate earnings seasons and the release of …Reuters46 minutes ago

Trump’s example playing out in Asia, the world has to intervene

The generals of Myanmar decided to follow Donald Trump’s example. Like Trump, they declared a free and fair election to be a fraud. Like Trump, they made an …Sydney Morning Herald7 hours ago

Asia is the world’s most expensive region for the wealthy. Here’s how 25 global cities stack up

Asia continues to be the most expensive place in the world to be rich, according to a new report, which saw the region’s resilience to Covid hold high prices …CNBC15 hours ago

Canberra vineyard starts exporting wines to Southeast Asia during 2020 travel bans

The pandemic hit Shaw Wines’ Asia expansion plans just as they were taking off. The premium, family-owned vineyard wanted to build exports across Asia…Mirage News4 hours ago

Yellen Spares China, Inflation Guaranteed, Asia’s Boost: Eco Day

Welcome to Tuesday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day.Bloomberg1 hour ago

Lendlease announces new chief executive for Asia – News – GCR

Australian property group Lendlease has announced that Justin Gabbani will become the group’s chief executive officer for Asia, based in Singapore. Gabbani …GCR16 hours ago

AstraZeneca Vaccine’s Use Shrinks in Asia Amid Safety Woes

Countries across the Asia Pacific are demurring on AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine, or restricting its use, in a move that may delay protection for the region …Bloomberg22 hours ago

VICE Asia Tampers with Khmer Rouge Tribunal Evidence

The infamous photographs of people, numbered and prepared for extermination by the Khmer Rouge at the S-21 death camp, in much the same way as the …The Diplomat15 hours ago

JPMorgan sees Asia’s sustainability funds doubling in the coming year

Assets managed with environmental, social and governance considerations have soared and are set to double in Asia this year, said Elaine Wu of JPMorgan.CNBC2 hours ago

John Williamson’s ‘Washington Consensus’ Left a Bitter Legacy in Asia

John Williamson’s formula for helping Latin America through boom-bust cycles became shorthand for the free-market ideals that ultimately roiled Asia, much to …Bloomberg3 hours agoOpinion

InMoment appoints Carl Kimball to lead sales across Asia Pacific & Japan

InMoment accelerates Asia-Pacific growth with appointment of experienced technology sales executive, Carl Kimball. The announcement: InMoment, the …MuMbrella1 hour ago

Splitit (ASX:SPT) furthers Asia Pacific expansion with UnionPay partnership

Payment solutions provider Splitit (ASX:SPT) is stepping up its expansion efforts through a partnership with Shanghai-based UnionPay International.The Market Herald13 hours ago

Linklaters and Fangda top Q1 Asia Pacific M&A advisory rankings

Magic Circle UK firm leads on value, Fangda for volume as deal activity continues to recover. M&A activity in the Asia Pacific region raced to the fastest start to a …The Global Legal Post10 hours ago

Asia Today: India records another surge in COVID-19 cases

India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections to pass Brazil as the country with the second-most reported infections since the pandemic …ABC News14 hours ago

BlackRock names co-heads for Asia-Pacific sustainable investing

BlackRock tapped its iShares APAC distribution head and AMP Capital’s sustainable investment head to co-lead APAC sustainable investments.Pensions & Investments12 hours ago

Asia poised to react to US inflation numbers

Asian markets, like others, will be on tenterhooks pending the release of important March US inflation figures later today. The main Asian release today is…ING Think1 hour agoOpinion

Culture Cities of East Asia 2021 Showcases the Charm of Dunhuang

PRNewswire/ — Over 20 activities highlighting a major historic and cultural landmark on the ancient Silk Road were unveiled at the opening ceremony of…PRNewswire8 hours ago

2021 Asia Business Law Journal Bundle Service: Access Asia Business Law Journal, China Business Law Journal, India Business Law Journal & China Lexicon

The “Asia, China and India Business Law Journal Bundle” journal has been added to’s offering.Yahoo Finance5 hours ago

Asia crude: Key market indicators this week

The crude oil market in Asia was higher at the start of the week of April 11 after robust economic data over the past week from several key economies, including …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

Corporates see Southeast Asia as epicenter for growth

Executives in Southeast Asia are optimistic, hungry to invest, and looking at their regional market for growth prospects – according to a new survey by EY.Consultancy.asia22 hours ago

Matsuyama’s Masters win inspires ‘young golfers throughout Asia’

TOKYO — Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Georgia was a feat 85 years in the making, as he became the first man fro.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

‘We’re not taught to speak out’: Asian Americans find their voice amid rise in hate

Natty Jumreornvong was outside Mount Sinai hospital on the Upper East Side of New York around 11am one morning in February when a man approached her.The Guardian12 hours ago

Asia octane: Key market indicators this week April 12-16

The Asian octane market is set to face challenges over April 12 16 as headwinds emerge from slowing demand for naphtha, MTBE, ethanol and toluene.S&P Global21 hours ago

Myanmar Coup Highlights Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Not long ago, democracy seemed to be surging in the region. But in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and elsewhere, it is in trouble.The New York Times17 hours ago

Asia Minute: Storms and Climate Change in Indonesia

A powerful tropical cyclone cut its way across the Asia Pacific last week. Indonesia was hit particularly hard, and scientists there say climate change.Hawaiipublicradio8 hours ago

Iconic Toy Store Counts on Asia’s Richest Man, Ambani, to Revive Fortunes

A struggling 261-year-old U.K. toy-store chain is seeking a new lease of life in the hands of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who’s looking to India where about a fifth …Bloomberg4 hours ago

MSC rolls out new ocean-rail service from Asia to Europe

Swiss-headquartered containerline Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is expanding its services portfolio with the launch of a new intermodal solution …Splash 24715 hours ago

Nestle ramps up plant-based plans in Asia with non-dairy launches

Nestle is to release three plant-based beverages in Asia as consumers in the region increasingly seek out non-dairy options. related to Product launches, Soft …just-drinks.com12 hours ago

Segula Technologies sets up Asia-Pacific HQ in Australia

French engineering firm Segula Technologies has chosen Australia as its Asia-Pacific headquarters. The company is expanding its office in South Melbourne…Mirage News22 hours ago

Asian markets retreat as traders await earnings season

Equities fell in Asia on Monday as investors awaited the next earnings season with high hopes for strong reports and outlooks as the recovery …CNA23 hours ago

Huge crowds at festival as India overtakes Brazil in S. Asia virus surge

Hundreds of thousands of maskless devotees packed a religious festival on Monday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest …Yahoo News Australia17 hours ago

Movers & Shakers: Zeno Group, Citrine One, BBC Asia and more

Taylors of Harrogate’s Yorkshire Tea (pictured above) has appointed Zeno Group as its PR and activation agency in Australia. Zeno Australia and 3 Monkeys …PR Week16 hours ago

Asia light ends: Key market indicators this week

The Asia light ends market opened mixed in midmorning trade April 12, with gasoline seeing small gains while naphtha and LPG eased off slightly.S&P Global21 hours ago

WHO warns pandemic at ‘critical point’ as South Asia cases surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a critical phase as infections exponentially increase despite widespread measures aimed at stopping them, the WHO …Medical Xpress8 hours ago

Asian companies are catching up on sustainable practices, says Singapore Exchange

Companies in Asia are catching up with their Western peers in adopting environment, social and governance (ESG) practices, said Loh Boon Chye, CEO of the …CNBC20 hours ago

Americans’ views of China grew colder in 2021, not so for other Asian nations

As Americans eye the Asia-Pacific region, they see a mix of friends and some foes, according to a new survey conducted Feb. 1-7, 2021.Pew Research Center7 hours ago

Asia gets Ali ba-bashed

The $2.8 billion antitrust fine leveled upon Alibaba by Chinese authorities this weekend has set the tone for the Asian equity market this morning, wh.FXStreet21 hours ago

Photos: Asia’s largest tulip garden

More than 1.5 Million tulips are expected to bloom during spring season at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.USA TODAY7 hours ago

Stellantis Builds Flagship Citroen in China to Boost Asia Sales

Citroen plans to start making a new crossover model in China in a first attempt by its parent Stellantis NV to make inroads into the world’s biggest auto market.Bloomberg11 hours ago

Clearing the Air About Being Black in Hong Kong

A new podcast is trying to redefine what it means to be Black in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.U.S. News & World Report16 hours ago

We studied the DNA of African and Asian leopards and found big differences between the two

Leopards are among the most widespread carnivores today, living in a wide range of habitats, from deserts to rainforests, and from the lowland plains to the …The Conversation Africa11 hours ago

Around the World: Young Asian Americans on Addressing Xenophobia and Violence, Gender Equity in Japan, and More

In this digest of Business and Policy topics, explore Japan’s path for gender equality post-Abe, join an Asia Society members-only webcast on the evolving role …Asia Society11 hours ago

As the US Navy scrambles to field more missiles in Asia, a tough decision looms for aging cruisers

How is the Navy going to replace its 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers, the air defense ships that each pack 122 vertical-launching missile cells?DefenseNews.com11 hours ago

Emerging Landscape of Telemedicine and Telehealth in Asia Pacific

While securities and cryptocurrencies trading indexes swing up and down on a daily basis reacting to the news about how well various countries are…Lexology14 hours ago

Asian markets retreat as coronavirus surge worries investors

Asian shares were lower on Monday, as investors grew wary over the recent surge in coronavirus cases in many places while vaccination efforts are making…MarketWatch22 hours ago

North Korea fears decline in party loyalty amid COVID recession

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinted last week that the isolated nation’s economy has been battered by the pandemic, resulting in a potenti.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia to be Asia’s first H160 operator for oil and gas

Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector.Asian Aviation18 hours ago

Asia middle distillates: Key market indicators this week

The Asian middle distillates complex in the week started April 11 would likely see mixed market sentiment. Gasoil continues to face pressure from growing …S&P Global22 hours ago

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific

Investment management giant BlackRock has appointed two executives to run its sustainable investment arm for Asia Pacific.Eco-Business22 hours ago

Tencent’s Plans for Indonesia Herald Wave of Asia Data Centers

(Nikkei Asia) — Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings is raising the stakes in the race against global companies for the burgeoning cloud services …Caixin Global7 hours ago

Asia petrochemicals: Key market indicators this week

Asian petrochemical markets are likely to remain mixed in the week of April 11, amid uncertain global recovery pace and upstream crude oil prices.S&P Global20 hours ago

Stocks in Asia open week on downbeat note

Stocks in Asia opened the week in the red on Monday with all the major indices ending in negative territory.Big News Network19 hours ago

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter – Week Ending 9 April 2021

Singapore to Pump Additional SGD68.5 Million into Tourism Fund.Hospitality Net17 hours ago

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group appoints Colin Chen as first Asia Pacific ESG finance head

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has appointed long-time executive Colin Chen as the company’s first head of environmental, social and governance …Eco-Business19 hours ago

Asia-Pacific power industry contracts in Q1 2021: Total volume increase revealed

Asia-Pacific power industry contracts activity in Q1 2021 saw 315 contracts announced, marking a rise of 7% over the last four-quarter average of 295, according …Power Technology21 hours ago

Is it impossible to measure the ROI of L&D?

Some leaders have labelled tracking success of an L&D program as the ‘holy grail’ of learning.Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Does Southeast Asia’s nuclear energy plan consider risks?

Nuclear energy has the potential to be part of the energy mix plan in the post-pandemic era in Southeast Asia. To complete the plan, the problem of radioactive …Jakarta Post8 hours ago

Asia residual fuel: Key market indicators this week

Asian low sulfur fuel oil fundamentals are expected to continue being stable in the week started April 11, with the still relatively profitable spread incentivizing a …S&P Global23 hours ago

MRO Southeast Asia : Blockchain Could Revolutionize Aircraft Transitions

The aviation MRO sector, like most of others industries, had to grapple with the devastating impact of Covid-19 in 2020, adapting to new demands and requirem.Aviation Week7 hours ago

Asia Wipes Summit Held Successfully In Shanghai – Nonwovens Industry Magazine – News, Markets

From April 1-2, the first Asia Wipes Summit with the theme of “Green Innovation and Sustainable Solutions” was successfully held in Shanghai, China. More than …Nonwovens Industry Magazine12 hours ago

Diaceutics Appoints Yvanka Gilliam as Vice President of Operations, Asia Pacific

Yvanka Gilliam brings a wealth of industry experience to the company, having worked in pharma for more than 20 years; Prior to Diaceutics, she had roles in …Business Wire12 hours ago

BHSI hires Idie Si as head of A&H insurance, Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Idie Si as.Reinsurance News15 hours ago

Goal Group appoints Consultant in Asia

Goal Group, a specialist in withholding tax reclamation and securities class action recovery services, has appointed Simon Cleary as a consultant covering Asia …Institutional Asset Manager17 hours ago

The bulls in China’s shop: the Asian economies taking a slice out…

‘The policy environment is supportive of a recovery in corporate profitability across many parts of Asia that have lagged for a long time’Portfolio Adviser9 hours ago

Nium and Travelex form digital remittance partnership for Asia Pacific

Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange brand, has partnered with advanced global payments platform Nium to extend digital remittance services to their …Finextra18 hours ago

A third of businesses in South Asia not in operation amid COVID-19 pandemic: World Bank

A third of the businesses in South Asia were not in operation amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a recent World Bank …Down To Earth Magazine18 hours ago

Content Industry (2): War Looms as Global OTT Players Land in Asia

The author is an analyst of NH Investment & Securities. She can be reached at — Ed. The expansion of global OTT companies into the Asian …BusinessKorea19 hours ago

The US dollar edges higher in Asia

Higher US yields lift dollar. With risk concerns aplenty this morning, the US dollar index has risen 0.10% today to 92.26, after rising 0.12% on Friday, in a day …MarketPulse16 hours ago

Indian basketball team to compete in FIBA Asia Cup qualifier in August

The final round of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers will be held from August 12-14 while the women’s Asia Cup will be hosted by India for the third time in a row.ampOlympic Channel14 hours ago

PRICING NOTICE: Specification changes for Southeast Asia billet price assessment

Fastmarkets is changing some of the specifications of its daily Southeast Asia steel billet import price assessment from Monday April 12.Metalbulletin.com20 hours ago

INTERVIEW: Freepoint growing Asia footprint in LSFO, US crude; eyes new energy

Freepoint Commodities is pushing ahead with its strategic expansion plan for Asia that would see the global commodities trader build on its core markets, such …S&P Global20 hours ago

Japan to boost public funding for rare earth exploration

TOKYO — The Japanese government is poised to increase funding for the exploration of rare earth metals, Nikkei has learned, as competition in the sec.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Kew Green Hotels Continues South East Asia Expansion, Launching Two Cassia By Banyan Tree Group In Bangkok, Thailand

Kew Green Hotels, one of the leading UK and international hotel management companies with over 55 hotels in its portfolio, continues its expansion in South …Hospitality Net11 hours ago

India’s South Asian opportunity

Peace with Pakistan is not just a bilateral matter, but is essential for India to transform South Asia.The Hindu8 hours agoOpinion

Japan approves release of Fukushima plant water into sea

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday finalized a decision to discharge wastewater from the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea as the.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Singaporean travellers open to digital health passports: survey

An overwhelming majority of Singaporeans would be comfortable using digital health passports to help restart travel, with a new global study commissioned by …TTG Asia17 hours ago

North American-Ports: Asia import surge pulls down North American port productivity

Now that the Suez Canal has been unblocked, attention is shifting back into the much longer-running — and perhaps more significant — issue of port congestion, …JOC.com12 hours ago

Citigroup’s Apabhai on Asia’s Stock Outlook, Bonds, Inflation

Citigroup Global Markets Head of Asia Trading Strategy, Mohammed Apabhai, discusses Asia markets and says Chinese tech stocks will likely re-test their lows …Bloomberg22 hours ago

Taiwan takes tougher line against Myanmar regime

YANGON/BANGKOK — Taiwan’s national legislature has passed a motion urging the Myanmar junta to restore democracy and halt its violence against demons.Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report 2021

Dublin, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Valeo 2021 Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report” report has been added to …Yahoo Finance18 hours ago

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. Announces Record Date And Payment Date For Monthly Distribution

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE American: FAX) (the “Fund”), a closed-end fund, today announced that it will pay on April 30, 2021, a distribution …Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

Grab’s $34 Billion Plan to Go Public Puts Southeast Asia Tech on the Map

(Bloomberg) — Grab Holdings Inc. and Traveloka are poised to become public companies in coming months, kickstarting a coming-out party for Southeast Asia’s …Caixin Global8 hours ago

Nasdaq-listed OpenText to hold OpenText World Europe and Asia Pacific events soon

OpenText, a Nasdaq-listed company that offers information management solutions, will hold OpenText World Europe on April 14 and 15 and OpenText World …BusinessLine14 hours ago

Kazakh, Uzbek PMs Launch Construction of Central Asia International Centre for Trade and Economic Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov launched the construction of the Central Asia International …Astana Times13 hours ago

Saudis Meet Oil Requests From Most in Asia Before Ramping Up

(Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia will supply all the crude oil that was requested by India’s state-owned refiners and at least five other Asian customers next month as …Yahoo Canada Finance20 hours ago

Asia Pacific Rayon secures funding for expansion | Apparel Industry News | just-style

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, is to expand its operations in Indonesia thanks to the approval of a US$300m loan.just-style.com13 hours ago

Qatar Airways rolls out Shenzhen-Hong Kong ferry service

A new sea-to-air ferry transfer *service* from Shenzhen Shekou Port to the SkyPier in the airside of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will be offered from …TTG Asia1 hour ago

Saudis Meet Oil-Supply Requests From Most in Asia Before Ramp-Up

Saudi Arabia will supply all the crude oil that was requested by India’s state-owned refiners and at least four other Asian customers next month as the linchpin …Bloomberg22 hours ago

Saran Media Group retains Uefa club competition rights in Central Asia

The Saran Media Group agency has extended its agreement with Uefa, European football’s governing body, for broadcast rights to its club competitions in…SportBusiness15 hours ago

How the pandemic is powering a shift to data centre investment in Asia

At a time when commercial property transactions are plummeting, the shift to home working has proved a boon for Asia’s data centre market. However, investors …South China Morning Post19 hours agoOpinion

Vulnerability and resilience: The future of East Asian supply chains

On April 26, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution will host a panel of experts to analyze East Asia’s supply chains and share …Brookings Institution11 hours ago

Transport Capital to represent Hamburg Commercial Bank in Asia

Transport Capital Partners has agreed to become Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB)’s exclusive lending agent in Asia, the company announced on Monday.TradeWinds20 hours ago

MARKET WRAP: JSE slips on growing Covid-19 threat in Asia

The JSE tracked weaker Asian markets on Monday as the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic clouds the economic recovery progress. The local bourse closed at …Business Day11 hours ago

British Airways Appoints Moran Birger As Sales Head For South Asia, Middle East, Africa

Prior to the current posting, he was serving the airline in Tokyo as head of sales for Asia Pacific and Middle East, Japan, where he was responsible for the …BW Businessworld16 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Mostly Declines

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly declined on Monday, with shares in China seeing sizable losses. The Nikkei 225 lost 229.33 points, or 0.8%, to end Monday at …Baystreet.ca16 hours ago

Market Movers Asia, Apr 12-16: Increased mobility drives gasoline demand

In this week’s S&P Global Platts Market Movers Asia, with Associate Editor Parisha Tyagi: driving activity – a proxy for gasoline demand – is increasing; markets …S&P Global22 hours ago

Art Tour: ‘Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power’

Join Asia Society for a docent-led tour of the ‘Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power’ exhibition, on view now.Asia Society10 hours ago

Singapore’s Accelerating Asia announces fourth cohort ahead of widened regional reach

The 11 new companies cover a range of industries, helping Accelerating Asia grow in the region through partnerships with governments and investors.KrASIA1 hour ago

AFC Cup: How has Bengaluru FC performed in Asia?

Bengaluru FC managed to reach the finals of the AFC Cup back in 2016…Goal India22 hours ago


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